En Attendant Le Deluge in July
Tartan Video have announced the UK DVD release of En Attendant Le Deluge for 25th July 2005 priced at £19.99. A wealthy old man (Pierre Richard – also to be seen in Les Clefs de Bagnole in September) is dying and so assembles a theatre troupe at his mansion. He wants them to perform a version of the Dionysius myth. The actors, however, fall into bed-hopping and petty jealousies, leading the old man to stage his own death.
Writer/ director Damien Odoul also stars in this comic film, which has echoes of Monty Python and Buñuel, featuring dream sequences and physical humour. With three films behind him, Odoul is developing a reputation as a director with a singular poetic vision. His debut feature, Le Souffle won critical acclaim and reveals a filmmaker with a passion for exploring different genres and cinematic styles. His second film, Errance, is released on DVD in October.
- 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
- French DD2.0 Stereo
- English subtitles
- 'Le Barbots' - A short film from director Damien Odoul
- 4 Page Booklet including extensive film notes